[mythtv-users] Customizing recording info

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Wed Nov 18 15:45:30 UTC 2020

On 11/17/20 11:19 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:28:24 -0700, you wrote:
>> I am using the MythCenter theme, which I like except I want the brief
>> program info in the recordings listing  to include original air date.  This
>> is available in the detailed info (displayed with the "i" key), but I want
>> it shown in the basic listing.
>> Is it feasible to customize this?  I saw the wiki page about customizing
>> themes but it applied to menus, not this granular of a change.  If it is
>> feasible can anyone point me in the right direction?
> It looks like it should be possible.  You would need to make a copy of
> the /usr/share/mythtv/themes/MythCentre-wide directory under:
> $HOME/.mythtv/themes
> Then rename the theme.  I call mine MythCenter-wide-JSW.  So rename
> the directory, and then in its themeinfo.xml file, also change the
> <name> field.  Then find where the recordings listings are done in the
> recordings-ui.xml file.  If you search for filesize_str that is where
> that sort of data is displayed.  Somewhere around there try adding a
> new field to display the original airdate.  You may need to adjust the
> locations and widths of other fields to allow this.  Look here:
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Recordings-ui.xml
> for the things you can put in recordings-ui.xml.  There seem to be two
> options for what you want: originalairdate or shortoriginalairdate.
> ....

I use the Mythbuntu theme and it shows the original airdate (when it is 
not the same as the recording date) in the info at the bottom when a 
show in the list is selected.  I presume it could be included in another 
column in the list, itself, but I think that might get a bit crowded.

Dave D.

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